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Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge
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18 Oct 2018
Construction Start:
2019
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on hold
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  1. ResortsAhoy is offline resortX Top Investigator
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    Aerial look at site of what was planned as Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge.
    At right, Hoop-de-doo Musical Revue resumes in a few days. June 23 2022.
    Bottom right is Tri-Circle-D Ranch.
    Source: https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/1538615584765710336

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    In 2020 Disney removed the announcement about Reflections from their 2019 list of D23 Expo announcements with no further explanations. In 2021 Walt Disney Imagineering issued a permit to remove construction offices from Reflections:

    The permit is to “remove office trailers from property” at multiple addresses connected to construction. If construction offices are being removed, that is strong evidence for the resort project being delayed indefinitely or canceled entirely, since construction would be nowhere near completion.
    Source: https://wdwnt.com/2021/04/permit-filed-to-remove-construction-offices-from-reflections-a-disney-lakeside-lodge/

    Seems like the resort was cancelled to make way for new multi-level Disney Vacation Club wing (info is not officially supported).

    Disney Vacation Club has announced plans to develop new villas at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, scheduled to open in late 2024. This announcement comes after the news that Spirit of Aloha was permanently closed, likely to make room for the new wing. The design, as seen in the concept art below, is reminiscent of the canceled Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge project.
    Source: https://wdwnt.com/2022/03/disney-vacation-club-developing-new-villas-at-disneys-polynesian-village-resort-to-open-in-2024/

    That's how Reflections were supposed to look like:


    That is a new DVC wing concept:


    Reflections: Disney Lakeside Lodge was apparently canceled -- but its design theme lives on at the Polynesian.
    Source: https://twitter.com/ScottGustin/status/1503760858836516873?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1503760858836516873%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kennythepirate.com%2F2022%2F03%2F15%2Fdvc-project-canceled-to-make-way-for-new-dvc-building%2F

  3. Disney has not given any official statement regarding Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge.

    With all of the hectic changes happening at Walt Disney World due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this project has been silently pushed to the side. Reflections- A Disney Lakeside Lodge which had already begun construction has had no updates — or even a mention — from Disney in a very long time. The project was postponed indefinitely, or possibly canceled entirely, in the wake of Disney’s budget cuts.

    Work was halted on the resort in April / May despite permits being filed related to construction. At the time, the old River Country water park site had been demolished and the land had been prepared for the new hotel. Overall, it looks like Disney cleared and prepared the land before pulling the plug on the project.

    Source: https://insidethemagic.net/category/theme-parks/disneyland-resort/

  4. Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge currently is under construction.

    As of 2020, all references to the resort had been removed from Disney websites and digital press releases, suggesting that the development of the resort had been either canceled or postponed for a later date, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The property is set to open in 2022.

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    No work ongoing in this location now.



    Source: https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/1378874543444533248

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    The gray spots through the trees in the above photos are concrete drainage pipes waiting to be installed. In photos today, taken by Orlando correspondent Jeremiah Good, they are still sitting in the same spot awaiting installation.


    In the above photo, you can see that dirt had been moved around on the former River Country site next to the new Tri-Circle D Ranch, the long building to the left. The above photo was taken from Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Below is a photo of the same area taken from a boat on Bay Lake. You can see the stables through the trees and the mound of dirt looking about the same as it did in June, just with grass growing rather than the previously visible grass seed bed.




    Source: https://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2020/10/20/construction-work-stops-on-disney-reflections-lakeside-lodge/

  10. ResortsAhoy is offline resortX Top Investigator
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    This morning, Walt Disney World Resort filed a new permit that is potentially related to the delayed Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge project.


    The permit is specific to: Furnish and install pole mounted fixtures for temporary cast parking area. The address listed on the Disney World construction permit is 4400 Big Pine Road, the location of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
    It is important to remember that The Walt Disney Company has not yet made any official announcements regarding the current status of Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge on Bay Lake.
    source: https://insidethemagic.net/2020/10/disney-permit-reflections-resort-rwb1/?utm_content=buffer17122&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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